Had my local mechanic give it the once over and he reckons the timing is out. Valves not properly aligned or something. On tick over he reckons it is way too noises and that vales could be rubbing against pistons.
In 1st gear the car barely moves, I've got the 'get engine checked' reading and yellow engine warning light up. I've had my EGR cleaned a year ago when I noticed mid range performance was not quite up to scratch. This is a totally different ball game, it's like the engine is disabled.
Timing belt done a few months back and the non specialist garage initially couldn't get compression and I pointed them in this direction where you guys advised them that they were fitting it incorrectly. Me thinks it is still suffering from this!