Overweight employees could be encouraged to lose weight with cash and shopping voucher incentives as part of NHS-backed plans to tackle the UK's growing obesity crisis.
The brother of Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers has spoken of his pride after MPs hailed him a hero for his reported role in shooting a gunman during the attack on Ottawa's parliament buildings.
Officials have not confirmed that Vickers fired at the suspect, but multiple MPs credited Vickers on Twitter with helping to stop the attacker.
His brother John Vickers said: "He always put his nation and his community first and foremost and we're just tremendously relieved that he's OK and very, very proud of him."
MPs from the Canadian parliament tweeted after lockdown was lifted by Ottawa Police on Wednesday.
Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after more than 45 years behind bars.
Roberts, now 78, was handed a life sentence for the murder of three policemen in Shepherd's Bush, west London, in 1966. His 30-year minimum tariff expired 18 years ago.
The Parole Board is understood to have approved his release and he will be subject to close monitoring by police and the Probation Service.
Detective Sergeant Christopher Head, 30, Detective Constable David Wombwell, 25, and Pc Geoffrey Fox, 41, were shot dead without warning while questioning three suspects in a van on August 12, 1966.
A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: "We do not comment on individuals.
"The release of life sentence prisoners is directed by the independent Parole Board once they are satisfied they can be safely managed in the community. Once released they are subject to strict controls for as long as their risk requires them. If they fail to comply with these conditions they can be immediately returned to prison.
"Offenders managed through Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) are monitored and supervised by probation, police and other agencies."
Canada's minister of industry James Moore has tweeted that parliament will sit as scheduled on Thursday.
Ottawa Police have lifted some safety blockades which were imposed after a soldier was killed and a gunman shot dead in Parliament.
Parliament Hill and several buildings in and around Ottawa were put on lockdown after a gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial and inside the Hill.
The police said in a statement: "The ongoing police investigation in the downtown core has determined that there no longer exists a threat to public safety in the area.
"However, the police operation continues on Parliament Hill and as such the Hill continues to be off limits to the public."
Canada will not be intimidated by the "despicable attacks" that killed two soldiers this week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said.
Addressing the nation following the shooting of a soldier on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Mr Harper said: "Today our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Cpl Nathan Cirillo.
"Cpl Cirillo was killed today murdered in cold blood as he provided a ceremonial honour guard at Canada's National War Memorial."
He praised the emergency services and members of the public for their actions.