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Mum’s battle to stop video game obsessed sons spending all their time inside sparked a business idea

A mum-of-three’s battle to stop her video game obsessed sons spending all their time cooped up indoors with their consoles sparked an ingenious business idea – and led to her selling her home to create a massive outdoor gaming centre.

Jacquie Rumble was increasingly irked by the hours her three boys, Joe, 18, Danny, 16, and Max, nine, spent online playing shooting games.

So the 47-year-old and her husband Billy, 50, sold their four bedroom home to fund a woodland centre – where players become the stars of their own real life video games and Bluetooth headbands tell them when they have been ‘hit’ by weapons.

Jacquie said: “As parents, we’ve always been advocates for getting our boys outside – and they’re all very sporty – but as they got older that became harder to do.

“They became obsessed with video games. They would come in from school, shove on

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US Navy scraps plan to fly fighter jet over New York City on 9/11 anniversary after it sparked outrage



a fighter jet flying in the air: A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter participates in Rim of the Pacific 2010. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve interoperability. US Navy Photo by Master Sgt. Cohen Young


© US Navy Photo by Master Sgt. Cohen Young
A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter participates in Rim of the Pacific 2010. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve interoperability. US Navy Photo by Master Sgt. Cohen Young

  • The US Navy was forced to cancel flight training over New York City that it had planned for Friday, the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
  • New York City Emergency Management announced Thursday that a Navy F/A-18 fighter would be conducting a relatively low-altitude flyover of the Hudson River Friday afternoon.
  • The announcement prompted a New York congressman to ask: “Are you out of your mind?” The mayor of New York City called the planned flight “inappropriate.”
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The US Navy cancelled its plan to conduct flight training over New York City on Friday after it sparked

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