'TV Licencing' has revealed some excuses people have used to avoid paying the fee. One homeowner claimed they only used the set as a lamp to help them read. Another said they didn't think they needed a licence because their pet Corgi was thought to be related to one of the Queen's dogs. - What creative excuses have you used in your life? - Newcastle - Homewww.bbc.co.ukRadio for the North East. News and information for Tyneside, Wearside, Northumberland and Durham. Full coverage of Sunderland and Newcastle United.