Seen as I seem to be talking to myself I will update for everyone.
I have rooted and installed super user. I then installed Google Play using the method in the nursing-now.blogspot post (cannot post link sorry)
I then manually deleted all the Chinese system apps using root explorer.
This then caused permission issues so I downloaded CMW and used the fix permission function to re allocate the permissions.
I now have google play and am able to install various apps.
The GPS still will not work at all - not a sausage - despite copying gps.conf from the xda thread...
good luck all. (if anyone ever reads this!)