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More than half the 1,500 free bicycles provided by Vienna's city council to combat traffic congestion have been stolen.The bikes, made available at stands around the city, cost £1.3 million.Users inserted two euros (£1.25) into a slot machine and the money was refunded on the bike's return.

Police have built a 10fthigh fence around Birmingham's Yardley Crematorium after teenagers smashed windows, vandalised gravestones and caused £20,000 of damage.

CCTV cameras recorded them daubing 'we will be back'on walls, said the Birmingham Post.

Hot desking and remote working could save British businesses £6.5 billion a year and help boost profits by up to 13 per cent, says a report for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.'Waste of Space'adds that British businesses could save £300 million by appealing against rates bills.

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