Is it just me or are British spiders getting bigger?

Probably not quite the right section but hey. I just seen an absolute monster of a spider on my wall. Its legspan was easily a few inches across, too large to trap in a pint glass without hurting its legs. I don't think I've ever seen such a big spider. Is there are new species that's been brought over... show more Probably not quite the right section but hey. I just seen an absolute monster of a spider on my wall. Its legspan was easily a few inches across, too large to trap in a pint glass without hurting its legs. I don't think I've ever seen such a big spider. Is there are new species that's been brought over from abroad, or are British spiders getting bigger? I don't remember ever seeing spiders this big when I was younger.
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