Rothe was best known for being a drummer in the band Liquid Gold and later The Searchers.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the scenes of disorder in west Belfast “deeply concerned” him.
The health secretary says the vaccine rollout remains on track to jab all adults by the end of July.
The Grammy-winning percussionist is to take up the post at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
Susan Lowe is among the carers who struggled to get pain relief for a loved one during the pandemic.
Up to 5,000 women pensioners could be entitled to huge refunds under a little-known-rule, the BBC has learned.
A study of 140,000 people in England found one in 500 were infected.